I’m Professor and Head of Philosophy at the University of Georgia. From 2005 to 2019, I worked at the University of Leeds in Leeds, UK. Before my move to Leeds, I taught at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. And before that, I did my PhD at Rutgers University. I received my undergraduate degree from Brown University.
I work on a variety of issues in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. Much of my recent work is experimental in nature. I also do some work in Philosophical Psychology and, recently, on the Philosophy of Food.
I have supervised successful PhD theses on aesthetic disagreement, empathy, online philosophy education, creativity and skill in the arts, and the history of aesthetics. I’m currently working with research students on the topics of aesthetic and ethical value interaction in food, and science and the imagination.
I was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Ashford, Connecticut and Columbia, Maryland. (I also lived in Canberra and Storrs.)